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Agent's Commuting Cost

In Large Business and International, if an agent travels to an audit site they can get reimbursed for their travel mileage. But there is no allowance for their regular commute, so that the agent gets reimbursed for his/her commuting mileage along with any extra mileage to the audit site. This is not included in the agent’s W2 income. In some cases, an employee has a very long commute and works at an audit site near ...more »

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Lets save our resources

Let’s talk about the EPF (Employee Personal Files) files every IRS manager, Department Manager and probably the Operations Managers have in their cabinets. There is hundreds of pieces of paper in every IRS employees performance file when in fact, all of the information is available on line. Why is the on-line folder, shared or not, that the frontline manager has on their team members under their I drives and some on ...more »

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Limited developmental training for employees retiring within 5 y

Stop developmental training for employees within 5 years of retirement. Let the employees continue doing the job they are trained to do instead of trying to develope them when they know they are retiring soon and have no desire to advance. If they are in a specialized field, leave them there and don't cross train unless they are running out of work. This could save thousands of dollars in training and not just for the ...more »

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MI&E Differential

The practice of paying employees MI&E should be changed: instead of paying MI&E based solely on the temporary duty location’s daily rate, MI&E should be paid as a differential between the temporary duty location and the permanent duty location. For example, the employee in travel status from Dallas to DC should receive $71 (D.C.) minus $71 (Dallas), or $0 for MI&E, since GSA has determined that that employee would incur ...more »

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MI& Differential

The practice of paying employees MI&E should be changed: instead of paying MI&E based solely on the temporary duty location’s daily rate, MI&E should be paid as a differential between the temporary duty location and the permanent duty location. For example, the employee in travel status from Dallas to DC should receive $71 (D.C.) minus $71 (Dallas), or $0 for MI&E, since GSA has determined that that employee would incur ...more »

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Filing unnecessary tax returns

The IRS needs to change the requirement to file a delinquent return that is over 3 years old due and where the refund statute has expired. This would apply to returns that will result in a refund, but the taxpayer is over the filing requirement and legally required to file. The IRS is wasting money processing these returns because there will not be a refund.

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Information Technology Specialist

I propose we can save thousands of dollars annually, in unnecessary purchase of network printers. I don't have exact dollar number as I don't know how many are replaced unnecessarily. Our current policy is to replace a network printer if it is out of warranty regardless of condition, total usage, and if it could be repaired by a vendor. We should have either a maintenance contract with a printer vendor, or an ongoing ...more »

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DEVELOPMENT OF A SINGLE TAX RETURN FOR ALL TAXPAYER

CURRENTLY THE IRS HAS MANY MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF TAX RETURNS THAT A TAXPAYER MUST CHOOSE FORM TO FILE THEIR RETURNS EACH YEAR. I SUGGEST THE ELIMINATION OF ALL THE DIFFERENT TYPES AND DEVELOP A SINGLE TAX RETURN THAT CAN BE USED BY ALL TAXPAYERS. tHIS WOULD ELIMINATE THE CONFUSION FACED BY TAXPAYERS WHEN ATTEMPTING TO DETERMINE WHICH FORM TO USE AND ALSO ELIMINATE THE PAPER WASTED ON PRINTING ALL THE DIFFERENT TYPES ...more »

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Reduce National Debt

Have a line item on tax forms for taxpayers to contribute to reduce the National Debt. All or part of their refund could be designated; for taxpayers who are paying taxes, this line could still be used for their contribution. The incentive for taxpayers to make this designation when they file their taxes would be a tax write-off similar to charitable donations. They could further elect to use this write-off in the year ...more »

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Paperwork Multiplication Act

We currently generate an electronic report and then generate a hardcopy of the same information that seems to be used for nothing. It is senseless to waste such time and effort. We seem to have gone backwards in technology and I laugh everytime I see teh term Paperwork Reduction Act. Like most things in Washington, DC it is a joke. We use Youtube, and Facebook, now to really join the 20th or 21st century, use the ...more »

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Mail

I am suggesting we eliminate all of the certified mail that costs over $50.00 each time. The number of taxpayers who ignore these notices is huge. I think we should add a space for email on notices so we can send messages through email to those who have this. We can encourage the usage of email to check on refunds, balances, acceptance into installment agreements. We can use the email so the taxpayer can track their case, ...more »

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"Earned" Income Credit

It is time for this credit to be re-visited. We have far too many folks out there depending on this money as their major source of income each year. We need to stop rewarding people who choose not to work and start passing out less costly incentives to those who do work, instead of attacking the workers retirement and cost of living. Think of how much money could be saved if the government were not handing out substantial ...more »

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"Government Rate"

It has been my experience that the Government uses the "Government Rate" or the "Government discount" and the opinion is that WE MUST USE THIS "DISCOUNT", even though more often than not the price is higher than your average Joe would be charged. Examples are airline tickets, hotel rooms, purchase of goods, paper, pens, furniture and so on. This is a horrible loss of money. Facility employees should be allowed to be ...more »

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Foreign Transaction fees could be eliminated

We pay, through our government credit card (Citicard), a fee to convert monies from foreign currency. I do not pay this fee in my personal credit card because I found a credit card company that does not charge a fee to convert the funds. I believe it is a cost that we could avoid.

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Assistant Nurse Manager/Specialty Clinics

My husband is a Veteran with 100% disability. He recieves two appointment letters for each of his appointments and a phone call. The appointment letters could at least be cut to one. The other option is to stop the letters and keep making the phone calls.

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